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Mom is raising baby on a vegan diet, but is it safe? Experts weigh in

Natasha Callahan usually posts light-hearted TikTok videos and never imagined to receive so much backlash for sharing her child's diet on the platform.
3 hours ago
Mom is raising baby on a vegan diet, but is it safe? Experts weigh in
January 14, 2022, 7:04 PM

Mom goes viral after saying she won’t feed animal products to her baby

TikTok mom Natasha Callahan was shamed online after revealing she is raising her 7-month-old as a vegan, with some commenters claiming a plant-based diet isn’t healthy for a baby.
January 14, 2022, 7:04 PM
Mom goes viral after saying she won’t feed animal products to her baby
January 11, 2022, 8:15 PM

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of heart disease in women, study finds

ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares what women need to know.
January 11, 2022, 8:15 PM
Breastfeeding may reduce women's risk of heart disease, study finds
January 11, 2022, 6:05 PM

Breastfeeding linked with lower rates of heart disease in women

A study in the Journal of the American Heart Association found women who have breastfed had lower rates of cardiovascular events including strokes and heart attacks.
January 11, 2022, 6:05 PM
Breastfeeding linked with lower rates of heart disease in women
December 26, 2021, 5:32 PM

Twins a mixed blessing for some West African parents

Twins are seen as both a blessing and a curse in some West African countries.
December 26, 2021, 5:32 PM
1 month ago

Augmented reality app and book aims to help children face their fears

"The Brave Worrier" helps kids deal with uncomfortable situations, emotions and encourages them to fight past their fears.
1 month ago
Augmented reality app and book aims to help children face their fears
1 month ago

Mom's invention solves age-old dilemma of kids wearing coats in car seats

Dahlia Rizk raised her three kids in the cold winters of New Hampshire.
1 month ago
Mom of 3 creates a car seat-friendly coat for kids
2 months ago

Sandra Bullock opens up about being a mother to her 2 Black children

Sandra Bullock opens up about being a mother to her two Black children.
2 months ago
Sandra Bullock opens up about being a mother to her 2 Black children
2 months ago

Mom shares warning about extreme thirst, wet diaper after son diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

Courtney Moore says she wants other parents to not ignore the warnings.
2 months ago
Mom warns about thirst, wet diaper after son's Type 1 diabetes diagnosis
2 months ago

Books including 'Gender Queer' being pulled from schools, sparking controversy

Books including "Gender Queer" being pulled from schools, sparking controversy.
2 months ago
'Gender Queer,' other books pulled from schools, sparking controversy
2 months ago

New Zealand prime minister’s toddler interrupts Facebook livestream

Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand, tells her three-year-old she should be in bed while on a Facebook Live addressing the country.
2 months ago
New Zealand prime minister’s toddler interrupts Facebook livestream
3 months ago

Women of color growing force as mom influencers

The multibillion-dollar world of sleep training guides, toddler activity ideas, breastfeeding tips and all-things parenting has traditionally been overwhelmingly white
3 months ago
Women of color growing force as mom influencers
3 months ago

Moms react as family leave hangs in the balance in social spending deal

Federal paid family and medical leave is "likely" out of the bill, sources say.
3 months ago
Moms react as family leave hangs in the balance in social spending deal
3 months ago

Toddler and baby brother become instant besties

Mom Anna Phipps shared sweet footage of her boys captioned “brothers by chance, and (hopefully) friends by choice.”
3 months ago
Toddler and baby brother become instant besties
3 months ago

This father is his daughter’s biggest cheerleader — literally

Major Holland recently retired from the Air Force after 24 years. Now that he's home, he learned his daughter's cheer routines.
3 months ago
This father is his daughter’s biggest cheerleader — literally
3 months ago

New study warns of injuries related to baby-wearing products

More than 14,000 kids were hospitalized over a decade due to issues related to products such as harnesses and slings.
3 months ago
New study warns of injuries related to baby-wearing products
3 months ago

Child care in the United States

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment’s Ashley Williams discusses how the U.S. spends less on child care than other industrialized nations and how Biden’s infrastructure plan can help.
3 months ago
Child care in the United States
3 months ago

Petite mom has her hands full with 40 pounds of babies

Alexis LaRue’s twin daughters, Camila and Elena, weigh around 21 pounds each and are healthy, happy babies!
3 months ago
Petite mom has her hands full with 40 pounds of babies
3 months ago

How this mother of 3 found ways to save on groceries

Plus, Tiffany Aliche, aka The Budgetnista, and the author of “Get Good With Money: 10 Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole,” shares tips on how you can save on groceries.
3 months ago
How this mother of 3 found ways to save on groceries
3 months ago

Moms' diaper bag hack is the on-the-go space-saver parents’ need

Moms Katrina and Stephanie shared their diaper bag hack on their crafty moms Instagram page.
3 months ago
Moms' diaper bag hack is the on-the-go space-saver parents’ need
4 months ago

Boppy newborn lounger pillows recalled after 8 infant deaths

Infants reportedly suffocated after falling asleep on the Boppy loungers.
4 months ago
Boppy newborn lounger pillows recalled after 8 infant deaths
4 months ago

Clever toddlers sneak through baby gate

One-year-old twin sisters Iris and Ella opened a baby gate to meet their dad in the kitchen for dinner.
4 months ago
Clever toddlers sneak through baby gate
4 months ago

Tips to keep kids safe on the school bus

As kids head back to school, many parents are concerned about safety on everything from seat belts to COVID protocols.
4 months ago
Tips to keep kids safe on the school bus
5 months ago

Amazing science experiments to do at home

Good Housekeeping's Rachel Rothman talks about the new book "Good Housekeeping Amazing Science: 83 Hands-on S.T.E.A.M. experiments for curious kids!" which is filled with fun activities.
5 months ago
Amazing science experiments to do at home
5 months ago

How to introduce a toddler to a new baby

Deena Margolin and Kristin Gallant of Big Little Feelings share their tips on how to navigate life with a newborn and a toddler.
5 months ago
How to introduce a toddler to a new baby
5 months ago

Ways to ease children's separation anxiety as they return to school

Dr. Becky shares tips on how to help ease kids' anxieties about returning to school.
5 months ago
Ways to ease children’s separation anxiety as they return to school
5 months ago

How parents can manage their teen’s stress as they head back to school

The Child Mind Institute has tips for parents as their teens head back to school and begin socializing with their peers again.
5 months ago
How parents can manage their teen’s stress as they head back to school
5 months ago

1 in 5 kids experienced anxiety during the pandemic: Study

The Child Mind Institute has tips for families to alleviate stress as parents return to the office while children return to school.
5 months ago
1 in 5 kids experienced anxiety during the pandemic: Study
5 months ago

Moms feel pressure of balancing child care and working from home during pandemic

Parenting expert Ericka Souter gives tips for parents on how to not burnout from stress and find time to take care of themselves.
5 months ago
Moms feel pressure of balancing child care and working from home during pandemic
5 months ago

Middle school teachers answer parents' questions about returning to school

These teachers share ways to make returning to the classroom easier for kids and their parents.
5 months ago
Middle school teachers answer parents' questions about returning to school
5 months ago

Three cousins pregnant with twins due in October

Melody Stubbs, Courtney Harper, and Janeshia Wilson share another connection in that each of their pregnancies are all after a miscarriage.
5 months ago
Three cousins pregnant with twins due in October
5 months ago

IRS warns of child tax credit scams: What parents should know

Parents across the U.S. began receiving monthly payments in July.
5 months ago
IRS warns of child tax credit scams: What parents should know
5 months ago

Baby uses dad’s beard for a head scratch before napping

Two-month-old Olivia relaxed into a comfortable nap thanks to her dad’s beard!
5 months ago
Baby uses dad’s beard for a head scratch before napping
5 months ago
Staples, Barnes & Noble and more offer back-to-school discounts for teachers
5 months ago

Lack of swim lessons during pandemic puts kids at risk

Newly reopened pools are struggling to find enough swim instructors.
5 months ago
Lack of swim lessons during pandemic puts kids at risk
6 months ago

Jenna Dewan says she dealt with 'postpartum anxiety' after birth of 1st child

Jenna Dewan is getting candid about her first time experiencing motherhood.
6 months ago
Jenna Dewan says she dealt with 'postpartum anxiety' after birth of 1st child
6 months ago

What parents should know before sending kids back to school

Dr. Richard Besser, CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, talks about the risks for kids who are not vaccinated as well as the pitfalls of keeping kids at home.
6 months ago
What parents should know before sending kids back to school
6 months ago

Doctor weighs in on how parents should approach sending kids to school

While the risk for serious illness in children from COVID-19 remains low, some children’s hospitals across the country are reporting an uptick in COVID patients.
6 months ago
Doctor weighs in on how parents should approach sending kids to school
6 months ago

Emily Oster talks about her new parenting book

In "The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years," Oster crunches the numbers on topics of concern for parents.
6 months ago
Emily Oster talks about her new parenting book
6 months ago

Mom speaks out about giving birth to 9 babies

Halima Cissé, who lives in Mali, gave birth to the nonuplets in Morocco and talks about how her life has changed since the miracle earlier this year.
6 months ago
Mom speaks out about giving birth to 9 babies
6 months ago

Moms create greeting cards for adoption journey

Inspired by their own adoption journeys, Jayne Alfieri and Stacy Clark created Adoptionly Yours, a card business to celebrate the stages of adoption.
6 months ago
Moms create greeting cards for adoption journey
6 months ago

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Some U.S. parents say they're planning to continue to homeschool their children, even as schools resume in-person classes
6 months ago
Pandemic sparks homeschooling surge in US
6 months ago

Parents of toddler pulled from Peloton treadmill speak out

Ygal and Sarah Saadoun detailed what happened to their 4-year-old son, who suffered third-degree burns after getting pinned underneath a Peloton treadmill.
6 months ago
Parents of toddler pulled from Peloton treadmill speak out
6 months ago

Brooklyn Decker gets real about motherhood

The mother of two reveals her parenting secrets and previews her stylish partnership with DSW.
6 months ago
Brooklyn Decker gets real about motherhood
6 months ago

6 things parents should know about the new child tax credit, according to a tax expert

Parents will start getting monthly payments as soon as July 15.
6 months ago
Child tax credit payments begin: 6 things parents should know
6 months ago

AAP reports key ways to prevent children from drowning

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death in children and the highest rate of those lost are 4-years-old or younger.
6 months ago
AAP reports key ways to prevent children from drowning
6 months ago

Key ways to prevent kids from drowning, according to new AAP report

The American Academy of Pediatrics identified children most at risk of drowning and provided recommendations to prevent tragedy.
6 months ago
Key ways to prevent kids from drowning: Report
7 months ago

Children’s book about a dog’s lessons on healing and resilience

Renee Felice Smith, one of the authors of “Hugo and the Impossible Thing” joins us to discuss her new book inspired by her beloved bulldog.
7 months ago
Children’s book about a dog’s lessons on healing and resilience
7 months ago

The car seat safety check that could save your child’s life

As a record number of Americans are expected to travel by car this Fourth of July weekend, make sure your kids stay safe.
7 months ago
The car seat safety check that could save your child’s life
7 months ago

Promising new drug helps women suffering from postpartum depression

The new drug, zuranolone, is a neuroactive steroid pill, the first of its kind to treat postpartum depression.
7 months ago
Promising new drug helps women suffering from postpartum depression